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2014-04-18 08:20:38

AKRON, Ohio, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving nearly 15,000 unique submissions for its national "Name the Blimp" contest, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) has selected 10 finalist names for its newest blimp. The finalist names were chosen based on criteria, including how the name reflects the history of airships, the majesty of lighter-than-air flight and Goodyear's track record of delivering superior performance and innovation....

Bigger, Faster Blimp Airship Unveiled By Goodyear
2014-03-17 11:04:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Goodyear Blimp has long been associated with major sporting events across North America and the iconic dirigible is now being replaced by a bigger, faster model, according to the tire maker. Unveiled on Friday at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield, Ohio, the new airship is scheduled to conduct test flights over northeast Ohio in the coming weeks. At the unveiling, the company also announced an online contest to name the...

2014-03-14 12:21:25

Goodyear Reveals Larger, Faster Airship; Launches Nationwide Contest to Choose its Name AKRON, Ohio, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2011-05-03 05:00:00

AKRON, Ohio, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodyear (NYSE: GT) and blimps. Two things that go together like America and apple pie. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) And that long-standing tradition continues thanks to a new agreement with German zeppelin manufacturer ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik - to supply The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company with airships well into the next decade. "The Goodyear blimp is one of the most recognizable brand icons in the...


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